armrest

noun
arm·​rest | \-ˌrest \

Definition of armrest 

: a support for the arm

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When Trump spoke, Putin leaned to his right in his chair, his elbow placed on the armrest near a small table that separated the two. Ken Thomas And Jonathan Lemire, Fox News, "The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit," 16 July 2018 When Trump spoke, Putin leaned to his right in his chair, his elbow placed on the armrest near a small table that separated the two. Jonathan Lemire, The Seattle Times, "The wink, the slouch — the non-verbal cues at the summit," 16 July 2018 Rear cubby storage is limited to two unusually small door pockets and the small cupholders found in the center-seat pull-down armrest. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "2018 Toyota Prius," 17 Jan. 2018 To make the cars stand out, Muntz featured an eccentric options list that included things like mahogany planks on the rear deck, snake skin upholstery or even a small cocktail bar in the back seat armrests. Fox News, "10 oddball cars to look out for at the 2015 Monterey Auctions," 7 Aug. 2015 Another physical approach at the gate or in an airplane seat: place your arms inside the armrest and press out against it as hard as possible for as long as possible while also contracting your legs and core, forcing your muscles to fatigue. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "18 Ways to Navigate Stress at the Airport," 27 June 2018 The agency didn’t adopt such rules but some airlines allow passengers with nut allergies to board early to wipe down seats, trays and armrests of any leftover peanut residue from previous flights. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Peanut allergies spur Southwest to switch its free onboard snacks," 10 July 2018 Seats, door panels and armrests are covered with perforated and quilted leather with contrast double-stitching and leather piping. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 There's a fold-down armrest and cup holder for rear passengers, along with three 5W USB ports for charging devices. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "A sports car in SUV clothing: The Jaguar E-Pace reviewed," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of armrest

1849, in the meaning defined above

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armrest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of armrest

: the part of a seat in a car, an airplane, etc., that supports your arm

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